Happy City Illustration

This is an illustration of several happy skyscrapers from the Kansas City skyline.  It’s an illustration for the August issue of 435 Magazine.  The buildings are cartoon versions of real buildings downtown.  If you’re on the Liberty Memorial hill looking towards Union Station, you can see this view over Union Station’s roof.  I needed tall, skinny towers grouped tightly together, which is why I chose this group of buildings. 435 - August '14 - page 73

If all the raindrops were bubblegum and gumdrops…

Here’s an illustration for you.  My kids came home with this song awhile ago and I always thought it was a silly, happy thing.  So, I illustrated it.  It’s formatted for a two-page spread.

I looked up the song lyrics to try to find out who wrote it so I could cite it, but didn’t come up with anything.  Apparently lots of kiddie singers have used this song, but I’m not sure who actually wrote it.  If you know, please tell me so I can cite it.  Thanks!

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I think the “tails” on the falling candy need to be longer and I’m not sure if I got the vanishing point exactly where it should be.  Some shading probably wouldn’t hurt either.  But, just for a blog post, I think I’ll resist obsessing over the image.  🙂  If I decide I want it in my portfolio, then I’ll look at it again and give full rein to my perfectionism.